A former walk-on college wrestler and Army officer, Jamie Reidy is a Los Angeles-based author. His first book, “Hard Sell: The Evolution of A Viagra Salesman,” served as the basis for the movie “Love and Other Drugs” in which Jake Gyllenhaal played a character named “Jamie.” (He really enjoys typing that sentence.) His latest book, “A Walk’s As Good As A Hit: Advice/Threats from My Old Man,” is a collection of humorous and heartfelt essays about his father and him. His Dad thought that book was a good idea; Jamie wrote it anyway.

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